SimCity (SNES)

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SimCity
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Platform: SNES
Year: 1991
Developer: Maxis Software Inc., Intelligent Systems
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series see SimCity.

In SimCity, you play the mayor of a newly formed village. Your objective is to skillfully plan the layout of your village to entice more people to dwell there. As your population increases, your quaint village becomes a town, then a city, and so on. There are many factors you'll have to juggle as mayor. For example, good transportation and a properly maintained police force will benefit your growth, while pollution and urban sprawl will have a negative impact. You get to zone areas as residential, commercial, or industrial, while also setting up police and fire coverage, erecting stadiums, building power plants, etc. The game also comes with several scenarios of cities, like Tokyo, Bern, and Detroit. The cities have major problems which you must rectify in order to unlock more scenarios. When you get bored, you can cause disasters like floods, tornadoes, and monster attacks in order to see how your citizens react.

SimCity for the SNES is a port from the original DOS game. While ported games tend to be poorly developed, Nintendo went to great lengths to ensure that this port would be a success. Improvements were made to the graphics, music, and overall enjoyment of the game. They even successfully converted the mouse interface to a game pad.

Screenshots

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Title screen.

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Choosing a landmass to work with.

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Some of the various scenarios you can play.

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A tightly-packed city.

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Checking the traffic density report.

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Disaster! A tornado has touched down!

Music

The music of SimCity is a perfect example of how a game's mood is influenced by its music. As you increase the size of your city, the music keeps pace by becoming more mechanized and technological. The village tune is soothing and slow, while the town and city tunes increase in tempo and complexity. Once you reach the metropolis you can really feel the rapid pace of your bustling city.

Other tunes are wonderfully fitting as well. Bad news carries with it an urgent mood, while good news is uplifting, and the title music is very memorable to any fan of the game.

The whole of the game is pulled together with a uniform sound. Certain instruments, like the xylophone, appear in most of the tracks, allowing everything to come together.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Opening Soyo Oka 0:56
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02 Selection Soyo Oka 0:51
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03 Village Soyo Oka 1:19
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04 Town Soyo Oka 1:42
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05 City Soyo Oka 1:47
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06 Capital Soyo Oka 2:03
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07 Metropolis Soyo Oka 1:52
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08 Megalopolis Soyo Oka 2:37
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09 Bad Evaluation Soyo Oka 0:51
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10 Good Evaluation Soyo Oka 0:40
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11 Information Soyo Oka 1:12
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12 Growth Soyo Oka 0:31
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13 Disaster Soyo Oka 0:48
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14 Budget Soyo Oka 1:15
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15 Congratulations Soyo Oka 0:10
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16 Congratulations On Megalopolis Soyo Oka 0:25
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17 You're Fired! Soyo Oka 0:10
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18 Ending Soyo Oka 1:06
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Credits

  • Rippers: King Aleste, CaitSith2, Osaka, nensondubois, Datschge
  • Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
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The SPC logs were recorded during actual game play. Some of the titles come from official albums, others correspond to what is happening in the game when they're played. There are a number of sound effects included in the rip.

There are a number of fanfares in the game that are played at the beginning of shared music. These fanfares have been removed so as to not repeat the same song several times in the recording. The fanfares should be isolated and recorded separately.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: シムシティ (SimCity)
Platform: Super Famicom
Released: 1991-04-26
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: SimCity
Platform: SNES
Released: 1991-08-01
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
  France.svg   France
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Title: SimCity
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-09-24
Publisher: Nintendo of Europe GmbH
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: SimCity
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-09-24
Publisher: Nintendo of Europe GmbH
  Netherlands.svg   Netherlands
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Title: SimCity
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-09-24
Publisher: Nintendo of Europe GmbH
  Italy.svg   Italy
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Title: SimCity
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-09-24
Publisher: Nintendo of Europe GmbH, Linea GIG, S.p.A.

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